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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordie View Post
    Hell must be frozen right now for Israelis to support Assad.
    I don't know what to make of it. Syria is in alliance with Iran and without Syria, Iran would have a very hard time supporting Hezballah. while there were calls from the protestors to send forces to the Golan, they've also claimed Hezballah was sent to Syria in order to crush the protests, plus that they've captured an Iranian sniper. wheter it's true ir not, is not the point, the point is that the protestors are drawing connections to Iran, in order to make Assad's regime, look bad, in their eyes.

    Either way, all we can do now, is watch and see what will come out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeev View Post
    Honestly that's not support, but if you're not able to make a choice between baasists and islamic integrists, you have some serious problems.

    If I say that I prefer Flu to AIDS, that doesn't mean that I think that Flu is something positive in a general way.
    I agree.

    The lesser of two evils.
    I wonder what will Israel Druze community will do if the Syrian Druze are in trouble with the Sunni majority.

    Could the Golan end up being a Druze homeland and Israeli controlled buffer state?

    (Far fetched-but in the ME everything and anything is possible)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordie View Post
    I agree.

    The lesser of two evils.
    I wonder what will Israel Druze community will do if the Syrian Druze are in trouble with the Sunni majority.

    Could the Golan end up being a Druze homeland and Israeli controlled buffer state?

    (Far fetched-but in the ME everything and anything is possible)
    That was proposed before, but it didn't happen. I don't think it would be wise for Israel to loosen any authority over that strategic asset.

    What's the demographic situation of Daraa? Also I don't know anything about the Syrian Druze relationship with Assad's regime. I know many Golan Druze are pragmatically "pro-Syrian" but does anyone know about the Syrian Druze, as well as their position in the army?

    Wikipedia says "many Druze military officers played an important role when it comes to the Baathist regime currently ruling Syria", not sure if it's credible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeWolf View Post
    That was proposed before, but it didn't happen. I don't think it would be wise for Israel to loosen any authority over that strategic asset.

    What's the demographic situation of Daraa? Also I don't know anything about the Syrian Druze relationship with Assad's regime. I know many Golan Druze are pragmatically "pro-Syrian" but does anyone know about the Syrian Druze, as well as their position in the army?

    Wikipedia says "many Druze military officers played an important role when it comes to the Baathist regime currently ruling Syria", not sure if it's credible.
    From what I've heard, it seems that syrian druzes are doing the same than their brothers in Israel; they play the game and they are quite loyal. So I think that your wiki source is right.

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    I read on a Dutch news source they were screaming "No to Hezbollah no to Iran", but I guess they are just pissing off the Shi'a?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeWolf View Post
    I read on a Dutch news source they were screaming "No to Hezbollah no to Iran", but I guess they are just pissing off the Shi'a?
    If I'm not wrong, there were clashes between druzes and hzb in lebanon these last years, in 2008 I guess...

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    Syria: Protests in Deraa, Damascus, Hama and Homs

    Protests have been staged in towns and cities across Syria, including the capital Damascus, a day after the government announced limited changes.
    Unconfirmed reports said a number of people had been killed in at least three separate protests.

    Fresh gunfire was also heard in the city of Deraa, which has become the centre of a serious challenge to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
    Amnesty International fears 55 people have died there in the past week.

    The marchers who took to the streets in Deraa on Friday had attended funerals for some of the 25 protesters killed on Wednesday.

    'Peaceful, Peaceful'

    Some of the protesters started a fire under a bronze statue of Mr Assad's father, the late President Hafez al-Assad, witnesses reported.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12858972

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    What's going on in Lebanon?

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oraas...el_video_title

    Not looking good at all... Everyone out there is getting it on.

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    sgt_G: could be F1 too.

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    Protests continue.

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    That No Fly Zone isn't goint to come by itself.

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    I remember back when Mubarak fell Assad said that "regimes which support the resistance" would be immune from revolts.

    Talk about being epically wrong.

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